Van Damme, Jean-Claude

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Van Damme, Jean-Claude Gender: M
Jean-Claude Camille François Van Varenberg
born on 18 October 1960 at 06:45 (= 06:45 AM )
Place Berchem Ste.Agathe, Belgium, 50n52, 4e17
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: de Jabrun
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 24°51' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 26°52 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 19°20'

Jean-Claude Van Damme


Belgian-American actor who did stints in European commercials and low-budget French films before moving to Hollywood in 1981.

The son of a florist and an accountant, he had one sister. As a kid, he was always bouncing off walls with his nervous exuberance. At 11, he took up karate in which he earned a black belt, and weight lifting in which he won Mr. Belgium Bodybuilding title at 18.

In Hollywood, he had a first small role in a Chuck Norris chop-sock film, "No Retreat, No Surrender," followed by "Predator," leading to a string of low budget physical films that kicked off with "Bloodsport." He built up to a bone crunching role in the $23 million sci-fi thriller "Universal Soldier," 1992.

Never shy in hyping himself or in his pursuit of women, Van Damme had a third marriage in 1987 to a former bodybuilding champion, Gladys Portugues until Gladys, 35, filed for divorce on 22 September 1992. A womanizer, he was having an affair with Darcy LaPier to which Gladys objected. Their two kids were Kristopher, five, and Bianca, two.

His fourth marriage was to LaPier in early 1994 and their son Nicolas was born on 10 October 1995 in Los Angeles, California. The tempestuous marriage hit the divorce stage when LaPier filed on 7 June 1996. They soon reconciled, but when Van Damme checked himself into a California hospital for a 30-day drug rehab program on 11 December 1996, he filed for divorce eight days later. They reconciled again and she filed for divorce again in 1997, charging physical and mental abuse. On 17 January 1998, a judge ordered Van Damme to pay LaPier $112,000 a month to support for her and their two-year-old son.

His fifth marriage was to Gladys Portugues, again, in mid-1999; Gladys was also his third wife. The wedding took place in Knokke-Heist, Belgium.

On 10 July 2000, a Beverly Hills superior court ordered Van Damme to attend a 90-day anti-drunk-driving class and pay a $1,200 fine after the actor received a DUI misdemeanor in 1999. He also received three years probation and a restricted drivers license.

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  • Work : Prize 1979 (Mr. Belgium Bodybuilding)
  • Family : Change residence 1981 (Moved to Hollywood for work)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1987 (Third marriage Gladys Portugues)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 22 September 1992 (From Gladys)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 1994 (Fourth marriage Darcy LaPier)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 10 October 1995 in Los Angeles (Son Nicholas born)
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  • Relationship : Divorce dates 7 June 1996 (With Darcy, reconciled)
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  • Relationship : Divorce dates 11 December 1996 (Damme filed against Darcy, reconciled)
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  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1997 (Final divorce proceedings)
  • Financial : Lose significant money 17 January 1998 ($112,000 a month support for Darcy and child)
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  • Crime : Arrest 23 September 1999 in Los Angeles (Driving under the influence)
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  • Crime : Trial dates 10 July 2000 (Fined and drunk-driving class after DUI misdemeanor)
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Source Notes

Patrick de Jabrun quotes B.C., 9/1992, confirmed by Jany Bessière.


  • Traits : Body : Aerobic exercise
  • Traits : Body : Appearance gorgeous (Handsome)
  • Traits : Body : Body builder
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Divorces (Four)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Five, twice to same woman)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Domestic violence (Accused)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two boys, one girl, different mothers)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Gain - Financial success in field
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Loss - Financial crisis (High monthly child support)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Sports (Black belt karate, weight lifting)
  • Vocation : Beauty : Beauty Queen/ King (Mr. Belgium Bodybuilding)
  • Vocation : Entertainment : Actor/ Actress (Film, physical combat portrayals)
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Gross motor control